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Brian Bolke says it's time for Chapter Two in Highland Park Village

Brian Bolke says it's time for Chapter Two in Highland Park Village

Brian Bolke of Forty Five Ten in Dallas
Brian Bolke is opening a luxury bookstore in Highland Park Village called Chapter Two. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Interior of No. 1 in Highland Park Village
Bolke's new bookstore will be right next door to Number One, his organic cafe and retail concept store. Photo by Jennifer Chininis
Brian Bolke of Forty Five Ten in Dallas
Interior of No. 1 in Highland Park Village

To simply call Brian Bolke a retailer is a total undersell. He is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and a man with an impeccable ability to make great things happen in Dallas.

And he's at it again. He recently announced plans to open Chapter Two, the latest store under his fabulous retail umbrella. The bookstore, located in Highland Park Village, is set to open November 22.

The store will have its own storefront, but it will also open into Number One, Bolke's organic cafe and retail concept store.

Chapter Two will carry a range of upscale titles from Assouline, Rizzoli and Taschen publishing houses. With approximately 180 tomes in stock, you will find the best of the best when it comes to interior design, architecture, fashion or cooking — and those are just a few of the subjects at Bolke's new spot.

Chapter Two will also feature a variety of specialty and hard-to-find magazines, including international editions.

"I have felt the Village has been missing a bookstore ever since the Rizzoli store left a decade ago," Bolke said. "They really are the perfect gift, especially to yourself. We are thrilled to expand Number One's retail footprint to incorporate the bookshop."

Chapter Two is the latest in Bolke's luxury retail empire. He also owns McKinney Avenue house of haute Forty Five Ten and Five and Ten, also in Highland Park Village.